Here’s an evocative piece by Livio Gianola called Choro e Melopea. I love the way he blends elements of chore with flamenco.
If you are interested in Latin Jazz chords as they relate to popular Latin tunes then this book will serve as a great introduction. This e-book will cover: The basics of chord construction, Extended chords, chord patterns, a chord dictionary of all the major latin jazz chords, some practice chord progressions. Included are also 5 […]
The Four Times rule is something you can use to improve the quality of your practice and eliminate small and annoying mistakes that can creep into your playing. Sometimes mistakes do happen when practicing or performing and thats ok but we can definitely minimise them through methods like this one. One often finds that under performance […]
Alzapua is a flamenco technique involving the thumb. the term comes from the word alzar which means to raise. It is usually payed as a fast flourish of notes in quick sequence. The thumb plays all notes using down and up strokes. Played accurately and fast it can sound fantastic as a high point of a falseta or […]
Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909) was a Spanish guitarist composer who lived in the latter part of the 19th Century. He composed some of the best known pieces for the Spanish guitar. Born in Castellon, Tarrega took lessons in guitar and piano as a boy. He studied composition at Madrid Conservatory and by his Twenties was performing […]
Here’s a sweet rendition of Strawberry Fields with Al Di Meola done in a Latin feel. Playing around with “Strawberry Fields Forever” at soundcheck. Not part of the normal set Posted by Al Di Meola on Monday, June 15, 2015
I have a new podcast show called Guitar Conversations! Join me as I interviews local and international guitarists talking with them about their about their story, inspirations and creative processes. Guitar Conversations will explore insights from master guitarists, their tips and tricks, how they practice, overcoming challenges and staying motivated. The podcast hopes to provide the listener […]
What is the circle of fifths chord progression? Well, chords and tonalities have various relationships to each other. For example, the chords C, F, and G7 are all part of the key of C. They form the chords I, IV and V7. Put another way, they are the first, fourth and fifth chords in that […]